For those who haven’t heard the news yet, notable Australian vocalist, CJ McMahon, has rejoined Thy Art is Murder. Cj, who announced his departure from the deathcore band in December of 2015 due to financial reasons and ned to focus on family, announced during a show last month that he is back with the band. In order to promote his return, Thy Art Is Murder has released a brand new song, which features a vocal performance by CJ. This new song is called “No Absolution” and it is this week’s “Track of the Day Tuesday”.
The only thing more satisfying than seeing CJ return to TAIM is hearing “No Absolution” sound like it was heavily influenced from the writing style heard on one of their most successful releases, “Hate”. “Hate” was the first Thy Art Is Murder album I ever heard and it is the primary reason as to why I am such a massive fan of the group. “Holy War” the Australian band’s most recent full length, is a great project, but its writing style and song structure does not compare to the near perfect performance heard on TAIM’s sophomore full length, “Hate”. “No Absolution” sounds as if it could easily fit into the “Hate” track list, and that is a huge compliment. With riffs and sections sounding very reminiscent of the brutal, breakdown heavy songs like “Immolation” and “Defective Breed”, “No Absolution” not only symbolizes the return of CJ McMahon, but it also symbolizes the return of this classic Thy Art Is Murder sound. Of course, there are moments where a more expanded, even lighter variation of this well known song structure is heard, which is more similar to what is heard on “Holy War”, but looking at the individual track as a whole, this is right up the alley for anyone who loves “Hate” as much as I do. However, regardless of what TAIM releases you like and don’t like, “N0 Absolution” is the track of the day and you absolutely need to give it a listen!
The song, “No Absolution” is attached below. Be sure to check it out and let us know who you think should be featured on next week’s “Track of the Day Tuesday”!